The Second Sunday of Easter

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3 April 2018

The Second Sunday of Easter

Volume XIV | April 3, 2018
Announcements for Sunday, April 8
 
Wait and Watch! Saint Martin of Tours will be having another Estate Sale on Saturday, May 12th, at 8 AM. Bring your items to the church daily from 9 AM to 12 PM or call the church office at (423) 892-9131 to arrange for pick-up at your home or office. Please invite your family and friends to donate and attend the sale. Thank you for your support!
Alleluia! Christ is risen!
Happy 50 Days of Easter
Rise heart: thy Lord is risen. Sing his praise
Without delays,
Who takes thee by the hand, that thou likewise
With him mayst rise:
That, as his death calcined thee to dust,
His life may make thee gold, and much more just.
Awake, my lute, and struggle for thy part
With all thy art.
The cross taught all wood to resound his name,
Who bore the same.
His stretched sinews taught all strings, what key
Is best to celebrate this most high day.
Consort both heart and lute, and twist a song
Pleasant and long:
Or since all music is but three parts vied
And multiplied;
O let thy blessed Spirit bear a part,
And make up our defects with his sweet art.
I got me flowers to straw thy way;
I got me boughs off many a tree:
But thou wast up by break of day,
And brought’st thy sweets along with thee.
The sun arising in the East,
Though he give light, and th’East perfume;
If they should offer to contest
With thy arising, they presume.
Can there be any day but this,
Though many suns to shine endeavor?
We count three hundred, but we miss:
There is but one, and that one ever.
 ~ George Herbert
About the Author:
George Herbert was born in Wales on April 3, 1593. A poet and priest of the Anglican Church, he lived in a rich time for the growth of Anglican spirituality. Herbert was convinced that a life of regular corporate prayer and close spiritual fellowship is the calling not just of monks, nuns, and priests. It is the hope for all Christian people, whatever station in life they may be living. He set this vision in practice in his rural parish, St. Andrew’s in Bemerton, Wiltshire, with the regular saying of the Daily Office – Morning and Evening Prayer – and living a vision for parish life that was central to the English Reformation. Living ever-busier lives, worship today is easily reduced to just one more activity. But George Herbert would remind us otherwise: that worship is the foundational event of a deeply spiritual parish, one that grows faithful people, who prayerfully seek God first in all things of their lives, and who every Sunday, come to meet the Easter Lord before God’s altar, where the bread is broken, and the wine is shared.
Alleluia! Christ is risen.
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!
There will be no Wednesday night supper or Holy Eucharist this week. We will resume on April 11.
Tucker Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2018
The Tucker Memorial Scholarship is available to all female seniors in high school or recent graduates who are members of the Episcopal church in the Diocese of East Tennessee. The amount awarded is $2,000, and scholarship recipients are selected by a committee appointed by the president of the Episcopal Church Women. The winner will be notified by the first of June. The scholarship is awarded in honor of Mollie Hazen Tucker for her faithful service to the Episcopal Church Women for many years.
In order to apply, you must submit an application form and two letters of recommendation: one from your priest, or senior warden if no priest is available; and one from your high school teacher, faculty member, or employer. Applications may be obtained from:
Mary Lee-Baer
210 County Road 135
Athens, TN 37303
volswatcher@comcast.net
(423) 333-0216.
 
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters is seeking volunteers to help transport citizens to the polls. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Teresa Garland at (423) 902-8028.
 
$4 for East Brainerd Kids
Here’s another opportunity to help the teachers and children at East Brainerd Elementary School. 
Copy paper is currently in short supply in the classrooms and there are still several weeks left in the school year. We want to make sure the kids have what they need to succeed.
For the next few weeks we are collecting packs of plain, white 8 1/2″ x 11″ copy paper.
A pack of 500 sheets costs less than $4 at Walmart or Target. Think about it, for $4 you can make a big difference in the classrooms of our neighborhood school.
Drop off copy paper at the church. If you prefer you can make a $4 donation and Martha Sewell will purchase paper in bulk. It couldn’t be easier! Let’s provide paper for all 40 classrooms!
Thanks for the love and support you provide in outreach to East Brainerd Elementary. Together we are making a difference in our schools!
 
Wednesday Happenings
Wednesday, April 4
5:45-6:30 PM Children’s Choir/Chime Choir
6:30-7:15 PM Handbell Choir
7:15-8:15 PM Adult Vocal Choir
 
Worship
The Lessons Appointed for Use on the
Second Sunday of Easter
Year B
RCL
Acts 4:32-35
1 John 1:1-2:2
John 20:19-31
Psalm 133
8 AM
Lessons: Jimmy Tawater
Prayers: Ralph Coggin
Chalice Bearers: Jimmy Tawater, Ralph Coggin
Element Bearers: Jon and Janet George
Ushers: Charlie Mason, Ken Monds
10 AM
Lessons: Vicki Trapp
Prayers: Brenda Terrell
Chalice Bearers: Vicki Trapp, Brenda Terrell
Element Bearers: Scott and Dawn Schnitzer
Cantor: Hannah Harris
Ushers: Dave Mech, Ed Virgin, Ralph Maddux, Mark Qualey
Youth Lector: Ethan Schnitzer
Server: Luke Qualey
Crucifer: Ethan Schnitzer
Torch Bearers: Emma Schnitzer, Fawn Stubblefield
Altar Guild: Group IV (Margaret Gilliland, Cori Hasden, Eva Neil, Jeanie Rodgers, Barbara Tawater, Jennie Virgin, Ed Virgin)
Flower Guild: Jeanie Rodgers
Greeters: Calvin and Danna Parker
 
Christian Formation
Sunday, April 8
For Children
Nursery: for children four years old or younger, from 9:30 AM until the last child is picked up.
Godly Play: for children four years old through second grade, at 10 AM. Children learn about God and the Bible through games and creative exploration. Then they join their parents in the worship service.
For Adults
We will continue studying the Gospel of Luke after the 10 AM service in the library.
 
Laymen’s Meeting
Wednesday, April 18
The Laymen will meet on Wednesday, April 18. All Episcopal men are invited to attend. The agenda will include: planning for the next breakfast on Sunday April 22 and outreach programs with Widow Harvest and the youth. If you have any questions, please contact David Mech.
 
Laymen’s Breakfast
Sunday, April 22, 8:45-10 AM
The Laymen will serve another wonderful breakfast on Sunday, April 22. For $5 per person or $10 per family, you can eat your fill of eggs, sausage, bacon, pancakes, biscuits, and gravy. Coffee, orange juice, and milk will be provided. All of the proceeds go to the ministries of the Laymen’s group.
 
Joy Makers Meeting
Thursday, May 10, 6 PM
The next Joy Makers meeting will be Thursday, May 10th, at 6:00 p.m. We had a small crowd in attendance at this past meeting, and we certainly invite those of you that would like to join us to plan to come to any of these events and also attend our next meeting.
~Pat Coggin
 
Joy Makers go to Gibbs Gardens
Tuesday, May 15, 8 AM
The Joy Makers will plan a trip on Tuesday, May 15th, weather permitting, to Gibbs Gardens located in Ball Ground, Georgia. It is about a two-hour drive from Chattanooga and we will leave from St. Martin at about 8:00 a.m. We will take as many cars as we need to accommodate people who would like to go. The group price of 10 or more people will be $16 plus tax. In addition, we will purchase lunch either at the gardens or some place in that area before we return. A tram ticket to ride around the gardens is also available for an additional $5.00 per person if you wish to ride and not walk. The area has 220 acres of landscaped gardens adjacent to spring-fed streams, ponds, and lakes. You can go to www.gibbsgardens.com and check out this beautiful place. There will be a brochure posted on the bulletin board about these gardens, also. If you want to go with the Joy Makers on this trip, please contact Calvin Parker. He will be making the reservations around the first of May and you will pay him for the tickets.
~Pat Coggin
 
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